This is a parent element that documents the publication or broadcast of a resource. A publication or broadcast is an authorized, public distribution of a resource, as defined in copyright treaty and law.
publication has the following components:
Publication is a critical concept in copyright statute, since term of copyright often varies by publication status and since date of publication may be used to establish copyright term in the absence of an identifiable creator or author. Broadcast is similarly treated in copyright for phonograms and may soon be extended to all broadcasts in a forthcoming treaty. Many copyright statutes also provide a separate, shorter term of protection, known as a publication right, for the publication itself.
N/A - empty 'parent' element.
Publication - Status
The publication or broadcast status of a resource.
If the publication or broadcast status is unknown, select the controlled vocabulary 'unknown'. For prepublication or prebroadcast resources where the publication is certain or scheduled, select 'publication pending' or 'broadcast pending.' This element may be updated after the publication or broadcast occurs.
A free-text note describing the circumstances or date of publication or broadcast.
Use for any useful information providing context for the publication or broadcast of the resource. Publication or broadcast should also be documented as a rights event if the circumstances (date and associated entities) are known.
none. Free text.
Broadcast commercially over the ABC network on June 30, 1969.